Biodiesel Documentary Premieres

The biodiesel industry is spotlighted in a new Discovery Impact documentary “HOT GREASE” which makes its on-air debut November 16 at 9:00 Eastern. The film features footage from National Biodiesel Board (NBB) events, as well as interviews with NBB Director of Communications Jessica Robinson; former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Gene Gebolys, founder and CEO of World Energy. NBB Director …

ZimmCast from the #NAFB17 – Part 2

Hello folks. The ZimmComm Team is in post-NAFB Convention recovery which includes editing and publishing interviews and other content we created in Kansas City last week. This week’s program includes feature interviews with our sponsors who help make everything happen. In the program we’re featuring interviews with FMC’s Mike Krull about the FMC/Dupont integration, GROWMARK’s Tim Berkland about their Enduring …

Growth Energy Podcast from NAFB

The Growth Energy Driving Ethanol podcast this week comes from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting 74th annual convention in Kansas City last week. It was the first time that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor spoke with dozens of broadcasters at the event, commenting on a variety of issues, including the hold up of Bill Northey’s nomination, the upcoming release …

FarmLead Adds Price Discovery to Online Grain Marketplace

Delivers More Value to Farmers by Providing Free, Time-Saving Information at the Point of Sale FarmLead, North America’s largest and fastest growing online grain marketplace today announced the launch of its newest feature, Price Discovery. Price Discovery provides an accurate, comprehensive view of historical and future grain price trends specific to the user’s geography, empowering farmers to make the smartest …

Ethanol Industry Asks USTR to Suspend Brazil GSP Status

The U.S. ethanol industry is asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) due to “protectionist and market distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) that affects imports of U.S. ethanol.” A letter was sent to Lighthizer this week, signed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth …

Larson Dairy Reacts to Animal Activist Video

One of the most well-respected dairy operations in the nation was the subject of an underground animal activist video that was released this past week. Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida is owned by Woody Larson, who bought the operation from his father Red Larson, who started in the dairy business in 1947. His son Jacob is also involved in the …

Corn Crop Increase Surprises

USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record …

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2017 NAFB Convention

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) held its 74th annual convention November 8-10 in Kansas City. The fast-paced agenda included talks from biotech defender Dr. Kevin Folta and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, an appearance by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and the annual Trade Talk featuring over 100 agribusiness companies and organizations. This virtual ag newsroom is courtesy of …

ZimmCast from #NAFB17

Hello from Kansas City, MO where the ZimmComm team is attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. Cindy and Jamie are here with me. We’re set up in the Broadcast Center behind the golden AgWired table cloth, so we’re easy to find. Late yesterday we decided to record this week’s program and also let a camera run for …

Ag’s Most Energetic Event Returns to Calgary

December 5-7, 2017 – The Farm Forum Event takes over Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre The FARM FORUM EVENT, a unique experience for innovative farmers and their trusted advisors, hosted by AGRI-TREND®, returns to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The FARM FORUM EVENT brings over 1,000 attendees together to see the latest innovations, learn from top experts from the world’s leading …

American Lamb Urges Consumers to “Feed Your Adventurous Side” in Bold New Campaign

Denver, Colo. – The American Lamb Board (ALB) announces the launch of “Feed Your Adventurous Side,” a consumer campaign representing the spirit of today’s lamb industry. It takes lamb beyond its traditional use at holidays to a bold exploration of flavor and adventure. Research conducted for the American Lamb Board shows an opportunity to position lamb as offering unique and …

New ImpactZ™ Herbicide from AMVAC® Receives Federal Registration for Corn

AMVAC Chemical Corporation today announced its new broad spectrum, low use rate corn herbicide, ImpactZ, has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ImpactZ herbicide will give growers a new safe and flexible solution for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds – including glyphosate resistant species – in corn. ImpactZ herbicide is registered for use in …

SMART Farmer Jeremy Brown

In this edition, we hear from a Texas farmer who grows both organic and traditional cotton and peanuts, as well as other crops. Jeremy Brown is one of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) faces of farming, which has given him the opportunity to engage with the non-farm public on the highly emotional topic of biotechnology and GMO crops …

Ethanol Report on the Road with E85

With more than 4,000 E85 stations across the nation and more being added every day, drivers of flex fuel vehicles could possibly drive across the country on only 85 percent ethanol with a little planning and a lot of E85prices.com. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White took his work on vacation this summer, taking the …

Ibach Sworn in, Northey Still on Hold for USDA

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Omaha yesterday to swear-in new Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach in his home state. During the swearing-in ceremony, Perdue expressed his disappointment that Bill Northey was not also being sworn in at the same time, after his nomination was put on hold last week by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in …